Jon Anderson

Real Name:
John Roy Anderson
Profile:
Distinctive vocalist and lyricist best known as frontman of Yes and for his collaborations with Vangelis.

He was born as John Roy Anderson on 25th October 1944 in the town of Accrington, Lancashire, England, his parents being Albert and Kathleen Anderson. (He was later to drop the "h" from his first name.) He attended St. John's Infants School in Accrington, and made a tentative start to his musical career at an early age by playing the washboard in "Little John's Skiffle Group", which played songs by Lonnie Donegan among others.
Anderson left school at the age of fifteen, and went through a series of jobs including working as a farm hand, a lorry driver, and a milkman.
In 1962, Anderson joined The Warriors (also known as The Electric Warriors), where he and his brother Tony shared the role of lead vocalist. He quit this band in 1967, released two solo singles in 1968, and then in the same year briefly sung in a band called The Gun.
In the summer of 1968, Anderson joined a group called Mabel Greer's Toyshop, which also included bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Peter Banks. Anderson fronted this band, but ended up leaving again before the summer was over. Anderson, Squire, and Banks went on to form Yes, with drummer Bill Bruford and keyboardist Tony Kaye. Their debut album was released in 1969.

His daughters are Deborah Anderson & Jade Anderson.
His brother Anthony Anderson (5) sang in Los Bravos.
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SD 18180 Olias Of Sunhillow — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow (Album) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
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SD 16021 Song Of Seven — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Song Of Seven (Album) Atlantic SD 16021 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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3170 624 Animation — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Animation (Album) Atlantic 3170 624 Norway 1982 Sell This Version
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DIY91282 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, S/Sided, Transcription + LP, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records DIY91282 US 1982 Sell This Version
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96 04694 3 Ships — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson 3 Ships (Album) Elektra, Elektra 96 04694 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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780 190-1 Music From The Film Scream For Help — Jon Anderson John Paul Jones Featuring Jimmy PageJon Anderson John Paul Jones Featuring Jimmy PageJon Anderson - Music From The Film Scream For Help(LP, Album) Atlantic 780 190-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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ASF 3219 In The City Of Angels — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson In The City Of Angels (Album) CBS ASF 3219 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
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none The Power Of Silence — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The Power Of Silence(Cass, Advance, Promo) Geffen Records, MCA Music Entertainment GmbH none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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M-20275 Symphonic Music Of Yes — Jon Anderson The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steve HoweBill BrufordJon AndersonTim HarriesDavid Palmer (2) With The English Chamber Orchestra* & The London Community Gospel Choir* The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steve HoweBill BrufordJon AndersonTim HarriesDavid Palmer (2) With The English Chamber Orchestra* & The London Community Gospel Choir* - Symphonic Music Of Yes (Album) RCA Victor M-20275 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
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none The Best Of South America 1993 / Indigenous Journey — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The Best Of South America 1993 / Indigenous Journey (Album) Iron Clad Entertainment none US 1994 Sell This Version
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01934 11140-4 Deseo — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Deseo (Album) Windham Hill Records 01934 11140-4 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
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7243 5 55088 2 9, CDC 5 55088 2 Change We Must — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Change We Must (Album) EMI, EMI 7243 5 55088 2 9, CDC 5 55088 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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HOMCD 7080 Angels Embrace — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Angels Embrace (Album) Higher Octave Music HOMCD 7080 US 1995 Sell This Version
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7 2902 10346 4 Toltec — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Toltec (Album) High Street Records 7 2902 10346 4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
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CD4160 Earthmotherearth — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Earthmotherearth (Album) Ellipsis Arts CD4160 US 1997 Sell This Version
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OMCD 77602 The Promise Ring — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The Promise Ring (Album) OmTown OMCD 77602 US 1997 Sell This Version
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6132-2 The More You Know — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The More You Know (Album) Purple Pyramid, Eagle Records 6132-2 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX03CD Searching For The Songs — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Searching For The Songs(CD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX03CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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OPIOVP02CD Live From La La Land — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Live From La La Land (Album) Opio Media OPIOVP02CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX02CD The Mother's Day Concert — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The Mother's Day Concert(CD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX02CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX05CD Watching The Flags That Fly — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Watching The Flags That Fly(CD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX05CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX06CD The Lost Tapes of Opio — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson The Lost Tapes of Opio(CD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX06CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX04CD Live In Sheffield 1980 — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson With The New Life Band Jon Anderson With The New Life Band - Live In Sheffield 1980(2xCD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX04CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX20CD Binaural in Boston — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson Binaural in Boston(CD, Album, Bin) Voiceprint JAVPBX20CD 2006 Sell This Version
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JAVPBX07CD From Me To You — Jon Anderson Jon Anderson From Me To You(CD, Album) Voiceprint JAVPBX07CD UK 2006 Sell This Version